InnoDB is a database engine for MySQL relational databases, which is used by popular script-powered applications like Joomla v3 and Magento. It is perfect for scalable apps, as it performs exceptionally well when handling huge volumes of data. Rather than locking the entire database table to enter new information into a database like many other engines do, InnoDB locks only one row, so it can perform a lot more tasks for the same length of time. Besides, InnoDB offers an improved database failure recovery and supports database transactions and foreign key constraints – a set of rules that specify how data inserts and updates should be handled. If a given operation has not been entirely completed for some reason, the action will be rolled back. In this way, the database content will be retained safe and sound and won’t be partially merged with newly inserted content.
InnoDB in Hosting
You’ll be able to install any open-source script-powered web application that requires InnoDB in case you’ve got a hosting plan with us, as the MySQL storage engine is available on our advanced cloud website hosting platform as standard. Throughout the app installation – manual or automatic, InnoDB will be selected as the default engine and the setup process will continue impeccably if this engine is required. You can install apps which need the MyISAM engine without the need to deal with any difficulty as well and, once again, the engine will be selected automatically, so you won’t need to edit any setting manually at any point. On top of that, we’ll also generate daily backups of all the MySQL databases that you’ve got in your shared web hosting account, so in case you erase or overwrite something, we can swiftly get it back to the way it was on any of the previous 7 days.
InnoDB in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can install a PHP script-powered software app that requires InnoDB with any of our semi-dedicated server packages, due to the fact that all the accounts are created on our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform where the MySQL database storage engine is installed. A new MySQL database can be created in two separate ways – manually through the Database Manager section of the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, or automatically – if you take advantage of our single-click app installer tool. Either way, the required engine will be selected automatically once the app’s installation starts, so you will not need to change anything manually, no matter if the application requires InnoDB or the more frequently used MyISAM. Furthermore, we will always be able to recover any of your MySQL databases in case you accidentally erase one, as we create a few database backups every day, each of which is saved for 7 days.
InnoDB in Dedicated Servers
All dedicated web hosting plans that are ordered with our custom-developed Hepsia Control Panel come with a software package that’s pre-activated and besides everything else, you will get the InnoDB storage engine, so you will not need to install it manually if you would like to use open-source PHP scripts that need it. All it takes to use such a script is to create a new database and to initiate the installation process – as soon as the script installation wizard acquires access to the database in question and starts inserting content into it, InnoDB will be set as the default MySQL engine for this database on the condition that it is the one needed by the script. You will also be able to run scripts that need the other very popular MySQL engine – MyISAM, so you will not have to change any settings on the dedicated server. This will permit you to install different scripts on one single machine and to use it to its maximum potential.